To Be Thankful

Posted By on November 25, 2010

Look at me! Posting three days in a row! Remember when I used to post five days in a row, regularly? Me neither.

So today is Thanksgiving. This is one of my favorite holidays. I’m sure I’ve said it before on here, because this is the fifth time I’ve written a Thanksgiving post on my blog. (Weird that I can’t even post once a week but I’ve managed to post every Thanksgiving for 5 years. Go figure.)

Anyway, I do like this holiday because it is all about food. And drinking. And it isn’t about gifts and isn’t as chaotic as Christmas. Plus, leftovers.

My mom usually hosts Thanksgiving. I prefer my mom hosting because that means I can drink. I usually drive my mom and Gram to whomever’s house we’re celebrating at, so when my mom hosts, it’s a damn free-for-all for me. (See Christmas last year when I was so drunk and ended up drinking vodka and Capri Sun. By choice.)

I also prefer my mom hosting because I can bully her into new traditions. I can make different food, bring new desserts and the piece de resistance, I can convince her that we need to start a new tradition that means mimosas before dinner!

Which is probably why I found myself in the grocery store on Monday after work with some items for Thanksgiving, and 5 bottles of wine. As soon as I unloaded the cart, I noticed someone was in the lane behind me. It was a NUN, in full habit, buying instant coffee and The Nativity movie on DVD. I swear, she snickered. I couldn’t make this shit up if I tried.

I should say all the things I’m thankful, like you, my friends and my family and booze. Or about how I’m thankful for online conversations that start off with “these people getting pissed about the TSA patdowns are pissing me off” and end with “MY TAMPON IS A BOMB, MOTHERFUCKERS!”

I’m thankful for good food, a roof over my head, good friends, good times and good memories and many more to come. And I’m thankful that when I need to bitch about something, or report on the weather or what I had for lunch, I always have access to Twitter and Facebook.

Most of all, I’m thankful for inventions like this:

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with your friends and family!

About the author

Kristabella, who also answers to “Hey! Drunk Girl!”, is a reformed band geek with an amazing ability to drink most people under the table. You can read her inane ramblings here, where she talks about her exciting life as a spinster with two cats and a fascination for Bacon.


5 Responses to “To Be Thankful”

  1. Lisa says:

    capri Sun, yum!

    Happy Thanksgiving 🙂
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  2. Rhi says:

    I cannot stop laughing, “THIS TAMPON IS A BOMB, MOTHERFUCKERS!”

    I love you guys!


  3. that is an awesome pillow!!
    happy thanksgiving :)!
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  4. Scarlet says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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  5. hilary says:

    Happy Thanksgiving… Maybe the nun didn’t snicker… Maybe she was kicking herself for forgetting her wine? Or do nuns not drink? I am clueless!
    hilary´s last blog post ..The thankful cat